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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jan 07, 2014
Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts

Animal: Elephant
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Buttonwood Zoo

Category: Escape of animal, Injury to animal by human, Animal health issue
Species: Elephant

Summary: A 55-year old zoo elephant escaped from her enclosure at the Buttonwood Zoo and suffered exposure to extreme cold. Someone had forgotten to padlock the door. She is being monitored for hypothermia.

Source: WCVB.com

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